2018 House Race: Illinois District: IL-02 ( Robin Kelly v David Merkle )

CURRENT STATUS: Complete

Race Status

RESULT: Robin Kelly (Dem)


Strong Dem
INCUMBENT PARTY: Dem last updated: 10-15-2018
Key Dates
Filing Deadline: 12/04/2017
Primaries: 03/20/2018
General Election: 11/06/2018

Race Status History
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Democratic Candidate

Dem Incumbent

Incumbent
Robin Kelly
BALLOTPEDIA Profile

WINNER: Robin Kelly (Share of Vote: 82.1% )
REGISTERED CANDIDATES
Marcus Lewis (Share of Vote: 17.9% )


Rep Candidate

Republican Candidate
David Merkle
BALLOTPEDIA Profile

WINNER: David Merkle (Share of Vote: 36.7% )
REGISTERED CANDIDATES
Patrick Harmon (Share of Vote: 35.3% )
John Morrow (Share of Vote: 27.9%)


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Current House Scoreboard
2018 District IL-02 Data Card
IL-02 Demographics
Demographic District State Nation
Gender 53% Female 49.1% Male
50.9% Female
51% Female
Race/Ethnicity 57% African American
27% White
14% Hispanic
61.7% White/Caucasian
15.5% White/Hispanic
14.7% Black/African American
61% White
18% Hispanic
12% Black
5% Asian
2% Two or More
1% Native
Language Other than Eng at Home 13.7% 22.7% 21.1%
High School Grad Rate 86.9% 88.9% 87.5%
College Grad Rate 23.3% 34.0% 31.3%
Per Capita Income $24,297 $32,849 $31,128
Median Age 38.0 37.9 37.9
Population 713,917 12801539 325.7 mil
Square Miles 1,080.70 55519.5 3,796,742
Population per SqMi 1660.60 1230.6 185.8
People per Household 2.7 2.6 2.7
Foreign Born 7.5% 13.9% 13.5%
Veteran 6.6% 5.9% 7.4%
Geographic Mobility 12.2% 13.1% 14.6%
Note: All area related stats do NOT include bodies of water.

Data Credits
District/State/National: www.censusreporter.org
State: www.census.gov
State/Miscellaneous: BALLOTPEDIA State Profile
IL-02 Voting History
Presidential Voting Percentages
Year Clinton Trump Margin
2016 78.0 19.1 +58.9
Year Obama Romney Margin
2012 80.7 18.5 +62.2
Year Obama McCain Margin
2008 81.1 18.3 +62.8

House Voting Percentages
Year DEM REP Margin
2016 79.8 20.2 +59.6
2014 78.5 21.4 +57.1
2012 73.2 26.8 +46.4

Show National Voting Statistics

National Presidential Voting Percentages
Year Clinton Trump Margin
2016 48.4 46.3 +2.1
Year Obama Romney Margin
2012 51.1 47.3 +3.8
Year Obama McCain Margin
2008 53 45.7 +7.3

National House Voting Percentages
Year DEM REP Margin
2016 48 49.1 -1.1
2014 45.7 51.4 -5.7
2012 50.6 49.4 +1.2